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Physical-appearance-based bias


  • Here are entered works on prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behavior directed against those who are perceived to be physically unattractive.
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  • Variants

    • Appearance-based bias
    • Appearance-based discrimination
    • Appearance bias
    • Appearance discrimination
    • Body-size bias
    • Look-ism
    • Lookism
    • Looks-ism
    • Looksism
    • Physical appearance discrimination
    • Size bias, Body
    • Size discrimination
    • Sizeism
    • Sizism
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Physical appearance discrimination
  • Sources

    • found: Wiley, D. Beauty and the beast : physical appearance discrimination. Labor law journal:v. 45, no. 9, 1995.
    • found: Passaglia, C. Appearance discrimination : the evidence of the weight. Colorado lawyer:v. 23, no. 4, 1994.
    • found: Rocky Mountain News, May 19, 1996(appearance-based discrimination; "looksism")
    • found: Women's thesaurus(lookism)
    • found: News of the Weird WWW site, May 8, 1997(looks-ism)
    • found: WilBusAbs(appearance-related bias)
    • found: ABI/INFORM(attractiveness biases; biases such as ... physical appearance)
    • found: Magazine index("lookism"--bias on the basis of appearance)
    • found: Words of art Web site(Lookism: Discrimination on the basis of one's appearance)
    • found: Britain in the USA homepage(The Sun reports on "lookism", which it says is the latest fad sweeping the United States. It explains that "lookism" is discrimination in the workplace against people who are ugly.)
    • found: Encarta World English dict.(sizeism: discrimination against somebody on the basis of the person's size, especially the person's unusual tallness, shortness, fatness, or thinness)
    • found: Google search, Jan. 9, 2008(body-size bias; sizeism; sizism)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 6, 2011:Sizeism (Size discrimination or sizeism is a form of discrimination based upon the size of a person's body. This type of discrimination can take a number of forms, ranging from refusing to hire someone because he or she is too short or too tall, to treating overweight and underweight individuals with disdain)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behavior directed against those who are perceived to be physically unattractive.
  • Change Notes

    • 1996-12-03: new
    • 2011-08-30: revised
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